Balasore: In a tragic incident, a farmer was killed after lightning struck him in his farmland at Kalyanpur village of Bhogarai block in Balasore district today.
The deceased was identified as Sujaya Das (35) of the same village.
According to sources, Das was working with other workers in the farmland when rain accompanied by lightning lashed the area. Suddenly, a thunderbolt hit the farmland leaving the youth critically injured.
He was rescued by his family members and rushed to the nearby hospital. However, the doctors at the hospital pronounced him dead.
Police recovered the body and sent it to the district headquarters hospital for post-mortem.